The witness of Scripture recognises and affirms God’s love for all members of the human family and the priority given in Jesus’ ministry to children and the vulnerable of society. His ministry was one of welcome for all.
To be free to worship and participate in the life of the Church, people need to feel safe and included. Good safeguarding practice helps to ensure that everyone is welcome in a church community. Good safeguarding practice is part of how we value people, and treat them with respect.
We therefore commit ourselves to take all steps within our power to keep vulnerable people in our Church communities safe from harm and from abuse of trust.
Provincial Safeguarding team contacts:
General Synod Office
Telephone: 0131 225 6357
Head of Safeguarding: John Wyllie
Telephone: 07881 868 387
Assistant Safeguarding Officer: Daphne Audsley
Telephone: 07720 162273
PVG Scheme enquiries
Summary of Good Practice Cards
Hard copies of all of the above are available to Vestries free of charge from the General Synod Office.